Temple University is searching for the position of dean of the Lewis Katz School of Medicine. The dean is the chief administrative officer and chief academic officer of the medical school.

The Search

Temple University, a top-ranked research university experiencing great momentum, invites inquiries, nominations and applications for Dean of the Lewis Katz School of Medicine. The new Dean will join the leadership team at Temple University and Temple Health at a pivotal time of change and opportunity under a dynamic new President.

Founded in 1901 as Pennsylvania’s first co-educational medical school, the Lewis Katz School of Medicine (LKSOM) has attained a national reputation for training humanistic clinicians and biomedical scientists, and as one of the most diverse medical schools in the country. The school attracts students and faculty committed to making a difference in patient care, research, education and public service. In over a dozen research centers at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine and Fox Chase Cancer Center, Temple researchers are speeding the transformation of fundamental scientific discoveries into practical therapies with a common objective to improve the level of human health. LKSOM partners closely with Temple University Health System. Together, they comprise 1,550+ physicians and scientists and have garnered national recognition for outstanding programs including organ transplantation (heart, lung, liver, kidney/pancreas); pulmonary and thoracic medicine (#1 lung transplant center in the U.S. by volume); cardiovascular medicine; neurosciences; orthopedics and sports medicine; gastroenterology; and cancer.

A Pennsylvania state-supported comprehensive research university ranked in the highest Carnegie research university category, Temple is the 38th largest four-year, public university in the United States and one of the nation’s leading centers of professional education. With 17 schools and colleges, eight campuses, more than 600 degree programs and more than 35,000 students, Temple is one of the nation’s most comprehensive and diverse learning environments. Beyond LKSOM, Temple also encompasses health-related schools and programs which include dentistry, pharmacy, podiatric medicine, public health and health sciences.

The incoming dean will have multiple opportunities to make an impact, including growing clinical, population health and translational research programs, ensuring the success of LKSOM's new undergraduate medical education curriculum, enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), while addressing racism in medicine and upholding the school's commitment to the community and to decreasing urban health disparities.

A mission-oriented leader is sought with a national reputation for scholarly achievement and a demonstrated record of excellence in research, education and clinical service. Candidates should have demonstrated leadership in building upon comprehensive medical research programs, and enhancing DEI, and administrative leadership (including experience as a dean, chair, associate dean, center/institute director or comparable position) in a complex academic medical environment. Candidates should also have a strong personal commitment to serving the urban underserved; superior communication and collaboration skills; strong fiscal and management acumen; the ability to fundraise; and an unwavering dedication to students, faculty and staff.

For fullest consideration, applications should be received by April 22nd, and directed to Joyce De Leo, Ph.D., Jeff Schroetlin and Megan Welch, with WittKieffer via e-mail to TempleMedDean@wittkieffer.com, phone: 630-575-6904. Applications should include, as separate documents, a CV, letter of interest, and a DEI statement (describing the applicant's contributions, and vision for, advancing diversity, equity and inclusion).

Temple University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all in every aspect of its operations, including employment, service and educational programs. The university does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, marital status, national origin or ethnic origin, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or veteran status.